Food labelling legislation ensures consumers are not misled about the nature of food products when they are sold to them. It also creates a level playing field for food producers, so they have clear requirements on the information that appears on the label and how this is presented. View information about the Food Information Regulations.
Responsibility for food labelling legislation and policy is split across:
- Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra)
Responsible for food labelling legislation that is principally non-safety and for the co-ordination of labelling policy across Government.
- Food Standards Agency (FSA)
Responsible for legislation on labelling and standards that are principally safety based.
- Department of Health (DH)
Responsible for nutrition labelling policy.
Please use the following links to find out more information on:
- view information about allergens
- view information about catering businesses
- view information about colours in food
- view information about durability - use by/best before dates
- view information about the Food Information Regulation
- view guidance for the use of terms
- view information about labelling claims
- view information about Quantitative Ingredient Declarations (QUIDs).
Last updated: 03/03/2021 13:09